Insider came across the following bizarre tale in one of those
grocery store tabloids that some of us secretly devour in the
checkout line but would never think of buying. It's presented here
as a "travel advisory" because we can't actually verify it. As the
story goes, a crapshooting gambler lost more than his money in a
San Juan casino. Reportedly, the 28-year-old bachelor rolled the
dice and one of them ricocheted off the table and hit him square in
the left eye, detaching the retina. He was rushed by ambulance to a
nearby hospital where surgeons reattached the retina. They're
optimistic that the gambler should regain about 30% of his vision
in the eye. From his hospital bed, the eyepatch-wearing gambler
claimed he'd made five straight natural sevens and was "definitely"
on a roll when the accident happened. "I felt lucky and let all my
money ride on that last roll," he said. His last roll was declared
void, so he did eventually collect the money he'd made on his
previous five passes.